McKinley Irvin Blogs from February 2020

  • What You Need to Know About Child Custody Mediation

    What You Need to Know About Child Custody Mediation When dealing with a child custody issue, trying to reach an agreement through mediation could be a great alternative to traditional court litigation. When you work with a mediator, you and the child’s other parent will be able to negotiate the terms of your custody agreement in a way that best suits your lifestyles and the needs of your child. However, when you don’t know what to expect from the mediation process, it might feel a bit daunting. If you will be handling a child custody case through mediation, make sure you know ...
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  • Is Washington a 50/50 Divorce State?

    Is Washington a 50/50 Divorce State? In the state of Washington, all property in a divorce is subject to division. However, the way in which your assets are divided may vary depending on the nature of your divorce, the status of your property, and several other factors. That being said, your property will likely not be divided 50/50 in a divorce. Instead, Washington divorces focus on “equitable” division—that is, a division that is fair and just, not necessarily equal. To determine precisely how that plays out for divorcing couples, we’ve delved into the ...
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  • Marriage Story: What the film got right and wrong about divorce

    Marriage Story: What the film got right and wrong about divorce The Oscar-nominated Netflix film Marriage Story is a moving narrative that depicts the experiences and evolution of a family going through a divorce. The film follows divorcing spouses, Nicole (played by Scarlett Johansson) and Charlie (played by Adam Driver), as their split plays out. It got a lot of things right about what it’s like to go through a divorce in real life…but not everything. Read on to see what Marriage Story got right and wrong about divorce. What Marriage Story got right about divorce: The value of hiring ...
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